§ Mr. Russell Johnston
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking in connection with the recommendation in paragraph 264 of the Report of the Houghton Committee that pay and conditions of service for the teaching 128W profession be negotiated within the same machinery.
§ Mr. William Ross:
Paragraph 260, as well as paragraph 264, of the Houghton Committee's Report points to the need for change in current negotiating machinery. I have these recommendations under consideration and intend to consult the interests concerned.